Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I
Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Jess Lehman and Audra Winter score in the Big Ten heptathlon competition to lead the Gophers
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Minnesota wins Border Battle
Gophers host Minnesota Open Meet
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran 10 races • placed 11th in the 800m at the Big Ten Championship in a career-best 2:10.40 • ran the 800m leg of the distance medley relay at Big Tens, placing third in 11:13.28 to rank sixth in Minnesota history • ran a season-best 5:01.03 as runner-up in the mile at the Minnesota Open • won the 800m (2:14.67) and ran second on the first-place 4x400m relay at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran six races • ran a season-best 2:10.84 to place 14th in the 800m at the Big Ten Championship • ran a season-best 4:36.87 in the 1,500m and ran second on the first-place 4x800m relay (8:47.62) at the Raleigh Relays • led off the third-place 4x800m relay at Drake Relays, finishing in 8:41.30 for the seventh-fastest time in program history.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran six races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:11.33) and the mile (5:00.77) • placed 13th in the 800m (2:11.33) at the Big Ten championship • ran her career-best mile (5:00.77) and ran the 1,200m leg of the sixth-place distance medley relay (11:43.49) at the Meyo Invitational.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran nine races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:10.39) and the 1,500m (4:33.92) • placed 15th in the 800m in a career-best 2:10.39 at the Big Ten Championship • placed third in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:33.92 at the Jaguar Challenge • ran on the sixth-place 4x800m relay (8:43.18) at Drake Relays to rank eighth in program history • ran on distance medley relay (11:38.41) at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran eight races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:19.00), 1,000m (2:57.09) and mile (5:02.24) • finished ninth in the 800m (2:19.00) at Northwest Open • won the 1,000m (2:57.09) at Parents Day Open • clocked a career-best mile time of 5:02.24 at Iowa State Classic • ran on the first-place 4x400m relay (4:06.55) at UW-River Falls Invite.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • ran career-best times in the 800m (2:14.74) and 1,500m (4:39.01) • finished second in the 800m (2:14.74) at Meet of the Unsaintly • ran the 800m at UW-La Crosse (2:14.94) and Carleton Relays (2:16.98) • finished ninth in the 1,500m (4:39.01) at Spec Towns Invitational • placed second in the 1,500m (4:40.24) at Grand View Viking Classic • ran on the second-place 4x400m relay (4:02.67) at Carleton Relays.
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran her season-best mile time of 5:12.63 at the Iowa State Classic • finished fifth in the mile at the Bison Classic.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Ran season-best 1,500m time of 4:45.34 at Musco Twilight.
2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Wisconsin Dells High School • high school coaches were Dean Knetter and Troy Nelson • four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field • four-time first team all-conference honoree • MVP honors • team captain as a senior • member of the WDHS and Central Wisconsin Wave Makers swim teams • holds the school record in 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m, 4x400m and 4x800m • received Scholar Athlete Award.
Personal: Born June 23, 1993 • completed her undergraduate degree in kinesiology and enrolled in Applied Kinesiology Master's of Education • daughter of Tom and Catherine Swatek • mother was an All-American in track at UW-Stevens Point • has one sister named Allie • enjoys summer, swimming, being outside and playing sports.
|Swatek's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|800m||2:10.40||Big Ten Championship (2/26/16)|
|1,000m||2:57.09||Parents Day Open (2/22/14)|
|Mile||5:00.77||Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)|
|Swatek's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|800m||2:10.39||Big Ten Championship (5/16/15)|
|1,500m||4:33.92||Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.